Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean

Chasing Fireflies by Taylor DeanChasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:  My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love. 

She told me to search far and wide for him. 

I haven’t stopped looking ever since.

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence.

It’s destiny.

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream.

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand.

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird.

The memory silences them.

The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy.

I will find Paul . . . I will.

My thoughts: I am a fan of the Power of the Matchmaker series. Every single book has been fantastic, and this book just added to my respect and admiration for the author's involved with this project.

I have mentioned in other reviews of this series that it is several books that have one central character, Pearl. She is a Chinese Matchmaker and is perfect at and for her job. She is lovely and really wants to help others find their perfect match. She is magical and always knows where to be and what to say.

This book has US characters living in China. I loved the perspective of the culture of people seeing and living it for the first time. It helped me appreciate the people and their history.

Savanah is the main character. She is in China as an English teacher. She has searched far and wide to find "Paul". A name she was given by Pearl at the age of 11. Her quest is hard, she has had her feeling trampled on many times. She has also learned through experience that just because someone is named Paul it doesn't make him right for her. Some of the plot points are quite funny. But the path of her life has many disappointments. There are experiences mentioned that are a mystery most of the book but make the ending sweeter.

I loved this book. It has innuendo and kissing.

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Taylor Dean
About the Author:  Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of CLEAN Romance in her line-up.

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